Crack Comedy
Stand-Up Course

Crack Comedy's Stand-Up Course

Join us at Crack Comedy for our signature Stand-Up Comedy Course - a practical approach to stand-up comedy.


There isn’t one type of comedy out there, but there is only one way to do stand-up comedy - and that is to stand up and do it!


In this six-week program, we cover the basics of the craft of stand-up comedy. The course is taught by British-based American comic Erich McElroy and at Crack Comedy in Kingston; Kingston’s longest running comedy club.

The classroom is an intimate, 60 seater venue and the perfect intimate space for what might be your first ever gig. 

The course is appropriate for those brand new to comedy and who want to give it a try, as well as for newer performers who want to gain more confidence, sharpen their performance and learn more about the business of stand-up comedy. 
The course will:

  • Cover how to be natural and comfortable on stage

  • Provide a chance to get up, try your ideas and get continuing feedback

  • Give you the skills to be a great MC

  • Cover the 'do’s and don’t’s' of talking to the audience

  • Help you structure your set, find your voice and learn what you want to present to the audience

  • Cover practical tips for getting gigs or maybe even start your own.

About Your Instructor
Erich has been a professional stand-up in the UK for more than 15 years. He’s performed at The Comedy Store, Glee Club, The Stand, The Frog and Bucket, Covent Garden Comedy, 99 Club, Krater Comedy at the Komedia. He’s performed six full length Edinburgh solo shows. Additionally, Erich has promoted venues for many years and has an insider's perspective on what makes a comedy night great and a comic fantastic. 

How it is structured

The program is five weeks of classes with a final sixth week of a live performance. Each session you will get a chance to get on stage - initially with fellow classmates and then with a showcase. 

By the end of the course you will have honed in on your material, style, execution, and delivery so that you have the confidence to nail a performance with ease. You will have identified your areas of natural talent, and you will leave with your imagination and creativity in high gear ready to take on any audience. 

Each course is limited to only twelve participants. 


Sarah - "It was fantastic. It was great how you were able to see potential in all of us and help us push through the limits of our work."

Michael - "I wanted a course that would help me get a set together and perform it - which it did!"

Richard - "Highly recommend. Genuine meat and potatoes of getting from a scrappy sheet of puns to a polished professional 5 minutes in a very short space of time."

Course Dates:  (times are 7.00pm to 10.00pm)

January 2023 Class:

9th January

16th January

23rd January

30th January

6th January

13th February - Showcase!

Book after 1st December - £299

February 2023 Class:

20th February

27th February

6th March

13th March

20th March 

27th March - Showcase!

Book before 1st November
 - £229

Book from 1st November - £249
Book after 1st February - £299

April 2023 Class:

17th April

24th April 

1st May

8th May

15th May

22nd May - Showcase!

Book before 1st February
 - £229

Book from 1st February - £249
Book after 1st April - £299

June 2023 Class:

5th June

12th June

19th June

26th June

3rd July

10th July - Showcase!

Book before 1st April
 - £229

Book from 1st April - £249
Book after 1st May - £299


Comedy Course Registration

To register your interest in a Crack Comedy Stand-Up Course please compete this no-obligation form. We will answer your questions or be able to confirm course availability.